September 24, 1975, 22 pp. typescript; Memoir written by girl in Civil War in Atlanta, Georgia. Copy of original in possession of Mr. Warren Beck, Jr., Morehead City, N.C.
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Cora Warren Beck Memoir (#289), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Mr. Warren Beck, Jr.
The undated memoir, written during the author's later years, contains childhood impressions of Cora Warren Beck's homelife in Atlanta, Georgia. It appears that the memoir comprises her experiences during the years between 1855 and 1867.
Of particular interest is the period covering the Civil War and postwar years, during which time the author's family experienced Sherman's occupation of Atlanta (p. 12) and the economic hardships caused by the war.
Other entries of interest include Beck's accounts of two Negro folk songs (pp. 8-9), of conditions in a Union prison camp (p. 16), and of her brother's involvement in the movement of ex-Confederates to Mexico after the Civil War (p. 16).